The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several Merit Scholarships to support university, technical college and other post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S. students connected to the halibut fishery and its industry. Generally, a single scholarship valued at $2,000 per year will be awarded. The scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. A committee of industry and commission representatives will review applications and determine recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals and relationship to the industry. The scholarships for 2011 will be available for educational entrance or continuation in fall 2011.
Additional questions can be directed to Laura Black (206) 634-1838 (ext. 7661) or Bruce Leaman (ext. 7672). Applications are available through the commission offices and must be received by June 30.
Applications can be sent to: International Pacific Halibut Commission, 2320 West Commodore Way, Suite 300, Seattle WA 98199-1287.
Applications also may be downloaded from http://bit.ly/dSsIFH.